After multiple horrific mass shootings across the country, Democrats are doing all they can to pump out more gun control restrictions.
There have been demands for new red flag laws, longer waiting periods for firearm purchases, increased restrictions on ages eligible for purchase, and more.
As the Democrat Party oils the gun control machine, it is completely rejecting the idea that other measures could prevent mass shootings.
If anything, left-wing officials are doubling down on proposals that would seriously leave law-abiding Americans without defense measures.
One of these proposals involves a 1,000% tax on AR-15 firearms.
The Wildest Tax Ever Proposed?
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) is the congressmember who believes people who want to buy AR-15s should be hit with a 1,000% tax.
In public remarks, Beyer admitted this tax proposal is a backdoor gun control measure designed to price Americans out of getting AR-15s. Of course, the Virginia Democrat framed this as a “creative” means of putting in place restrictions.
He also made a point of saying his proposal is not a ban that’s “absolute,” but rather a fee that’s “magical” enough to drive down sales.
If a 1,000% tax on AR-15s went into effect, people could find themselves having to pay anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 to purchase this firearm. This price range is more than what some Americans earn in multiple months.
Little to No Impact on Criminals
A 1,000% tax on AR-15s would hinder many law-abiding Americans from being able to own these weapons. However, it would not stop criminals from going to the black market, stealing legally purchased AR-15s, or otherwise illegally arming themselves.
Democrats like Beyer have been slammed for repeatedly proposing measures that crack down on lawful Americans while leaving criminals unscathed.
As the left continues to demand more gun control, they’re not talking about a key element of the Brooklyn shooter’s manifesto. This lunatic intentionally chose New York because of the very restrictive gun laws the state has.
Finally, the same politicians who want more restrictions on legal gun ownership are also on record calling to defund the police. This combination is not conducive to a safe country; it is, however, a dream come true for criminals and psychopaths.